Top 5 DIY Home Upgrades

Selling a home is all about presenting and highlighting its best qualities. Minor and major upgrades can and will largely influences buyers’ interest. The following is a short list of manageable “do-it-yourself” upgrade ideas.

1.) Kitchen and Bath:

For many people just the thought of updating these areas of a home causes major anxiety. There are a few stress free tips and tricks you can do to bring a little light and life back into the room. My first suggestion is to install new faucets. Faucets that are stained and outdated can make a sink and the surrounding counter top look dingy, but new faucets bring a new fresh look.

Cabinetry updates can also do wonders. Fresh paint, sanding and stain, new nobs or handles, and molding are all manageable projects that yield great results!

2.) Paint:

A proper paint job can brighten a room, or the outside of a home, to perfection. Do your research or hire a professional, this is one job you don’t want to botch.

3.) Roof:

Buyers want a home that has been well maintained inside and out, this includes the roof. Something as simple as sweeping off any moss and cleaning the gutters can make a huge difference. Depending on the age and materials used for your roof, you may need to replace it. You can call a local, recommended professional on this matter if needed.

4.) Flooring:

Replacing old, shabby carpet with hard wood, tile, or high quality vinyl flooring, not only spruces up the place, but is also more sanitary, and has been known to increase home value.

5.) Yard:

As mentioned in my previous post “Curb Appeal Wins”, a well manicured lawn, free of clutter can be key to an expedient sale.

Note: Keep in mind your buyer with any and all changes you make. Bold colors and designs are not favored by all; it is best to pick classic, clean, or neutral colors (whites, tans, grays, ect.). Before starting any major projects (for example: plumbing or roofing) make sure you consult a professional.

For a list of recommended home improvement professionals local to the Wenatchee Valley, give me a call!! I would love to be your agent and team mate!

Debbie Chase

(509)630-0235

Debbie@homesinwenatchee.com

References:

http://www.abcnews.go.com

http://www.bobvila.com/

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